Speaker: Brad Gilmer
The Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) had planned to continue its popular JT-NM tested program during the period since the last SMPTE Progress Report in 2021. However, COVID-19 restrictions and other complications made face-to-face testing impossible. The sponsoring organizations of the JT-NM—Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU), SMPTE, and the Video Services Forum (VSF)—did conduct a self-testing version of the program in the spring of 2021. Results of this were mixed, making it clear to the group that we should return to face-to-face testing when that became practical.